SENSORY FRIENDLY SCREENINGS
at the Philadelphia Film Center
A screening where the lights are up, the sound is down, and patrons are invited to respond to the film in whatever way feels best for their bodies and minds! See below for more details.
PFS’ Relaxed Screening Approach: PFS is proud to offer a variety of enhancements to create a sensory friendly, relaxed screening experience for any patrons who may benefit from the opportunity to enjoy an altered theatrical setting. These are film screenings where the lights are up, the sound is down, and patrons are invited to respond to the film both vocally and physically–in whatever way feels best for their bodies and minds!
Enhancements Provided –
● Welcome Board for patrons to identify PFS Staff Members
● Earplugs will be available
● Lowered audio levels
● House lights remain on at a dimmed level
● Patrons are welcome to get up, move around, and vocalize during the screening
● A Quiet Space will be provided in the lobby for individuals in need of a reprieve
● Pre-screening activities will be provided, and at the start of the film moved to the Quiet Space for those who wish to participate during the screening
● Pre-film Welcome Packet is available upon request
We also invite our patrons to bring items such as fidget/handheld manipulatives, noise-canceling headphones, stress sensory toys, or other devices needed in order to feel comfortable and safe during the screening.
Please feel free to read our Welcome to the Film Center Guide to familiarize yourself to the theater. Click HERE for guide.
Upcoming Sensory Friendly Screenings:
THE PRINCESS BRIDE
ROB REINER | USA | 1987 | 98 MIN | PG
January 22 | 3:00 PM | Film Center
January 26 | 10:00 AM | Film Center | Sensory Friendly Screening
A little boy reluctantly sits through his grandfather’s masterful oration of a fairytale plagued with deadly swamps, a barbaric prince, and unusual outlaws, which all stand in the way of a pirate willing to endure all to save the love of his life.
ANDREW ADAMSON, VICKY JENSON | USA | 2001 | 90 MIN | PG
February 12 | 3:00 PM | Film Center
February 16 | 10:00 AM | Film Center | Sensory Friendly Screening
After the solitude of his beloved swamp is derailed by a maniacal lord, an unfriendly ogre strikes a deal to reclaim his land by going on a quest to save a princess.
TOMM MOORE, ROSS STEWART | IRELAND, LUXEMBOURG, FRANCE | 2020 | 103 MIN | PG
March 19 | 3:00 PM | Film Center
March 23 | 10:00 AM | Film Center | Sensory Friendly
To rid of a violent evil in her society, a young apprentice hunter accompanies her father to eliminate wolves and maintain peace. However, a new friendship thwarts her mission and understanding of the danger she is programmed to destroy.
$9 | $5 for PFS Members | $4 for Children (12 & under)
Learn more about ACCESS at the Philadelphia Film Center HERE!